University of Iowa New Venture Challenge 2011


Registration deadline


Competition Organizer

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the University of Iowa Research Foundation

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Open to all University of Iowa Faculty, Staff, and Students, as well as Startup companies whose principal address is at the UI Research Park.

Businesses can include, but are not limited to: technology, bio-technology, medical, advanced manufacturing, agriculture and agri-products, engineering, and education. 
Important Dates

Participants must register online by February 16, 2011. After submitting executive summaries, finalists will be announced on March 4, 2011, and will present their business plans at the Formal Business Plan Competition on March 25, 2011.

Competition Prizes

$65,000 in total cash prizes

Other Info

The Iowa New Venture Challenge offers a business plan workshop as well as Mentoring Sessions to its participants.